E-Voting in Estonia

Estonia had their elections for parliament Sunday and there were several interesting aspects to the event today.

  • E-voting exploded as a percent of votes cast, with almost one-quarter of votes cast online.
  • There was an invalid vote cast.  This has never happened before; in general the system is designed for there to be only valid votes — you cannot cast a blank ballot online — so there is currently an investigation into the cause of the invalid ballot.
  • A single woman cast 553 online votes.  Only the last vote counted.  According to the presentation the government gave today, she voted 18 times a night sometimes.